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Workplace discrimination happens when you are being singled out, harassed or treated unjustly and/or poorly because of your disability, sex, sexual preference, religious beliefs, skin color, nationality, national origin, marital status and other conditions that should not be a factor in your employment. If you are not hired or even if you are hired but you are always humiliated or harassed because of the way you look or the way you speak, you are definitely a victim of workplace discrimination.
As an employee in California, you should be aware that there are California workplace laws that protect you from being made victims of discrimination, harassment or retaliation by your employer or co-employees. However, it is one thing to know your employee rights in the workplace but a different thing to assert your rights against your erring employer because of the complexity of employment laws and the numerous procedures you need to take and satisfy before being able to successfully claim your rights under California laws.
If you are serious in getting the maximum compensation you deserve against your erring employer, from back wages, unpaid compensation and other benefits to remuneration for your pain and suffering and other losses brought about by your employer’s discriminatory acts, don’t make the mistake of trying to negotiate your claims on your own. Your employer has the resources to hire experienced defense attorneys to negate or devaluate your claims.
In order to make sure that you get the justice you deserve, you need to seek legal assistance from MELG Law Firm’s top employment attorneys who have decades of experience in representing employee victims of all kinds of employment and labor law violations to include every kind of discrimination, retaliation and harassment in the workplace in Los Angeles and in other cities and counties throughout California.
Call Us Now at (866) 500-4848 and we will protect your employment and your family while we provide you with the best compensation you deserve regardless of the actual value of your claims.
What To Do in Case of Work Place Discrimination in California?
Workplace discrimination happens when an individual is not treated fairly at work because of the employer’s bias, which is against public policy. There are different types of work place discrimination, which include:
- • Disability – due to physical, mental or perceived impairment.
- • Sex – based on gender.
- • Sexual preference – based on the employee’s emotional sexual preference.
- • Religious beliefs – employee’s religion or affiliation.
- • Skin color – physical condition.
- • Nationality – the present national allegiance of the employee.
- • National origin - based on the place of birth of the employee.
- • Marital status – the decision to be single or married.
In California, if you think that you are not getting the correct wage you deserve, the right bonuses similar to your co-workers or assigned difficult or unsavory tasks unlike those of your peers and the reason for this is because of any of the above condition, then you have a right to seek damages against your unjust employer.
What Types of Damages Can You Claim?
As a victim of work place discrimination, you can demand for damages and other losses against your employer, which include: unpaid wages, unused vacation leaves, unpaid meal and rest breaks, unpaid bonuses and other emoluments and remuneration for pain and suffering and other losses.
In serious cases, you can even claim punitive damages against your employer for his wanton disregard by your employer of your employment and labor law rights.
If you are serious in getting the maximum compensation you deserve against your erring employer, you should focus your efforts in finding expert legal representation like with MELG Law Firm. Your employer has the resources to defend himself from claims or law suits, hence, your best chance is to get the help of competent work place discrimination claims lawyers in California to help fight for your rights.
Evidence Needed to Pursue Your Claims in California
As the complainant, the burden is up to you to show that you have been wronged by your employer. Hence, in order for your complaint to be given due course, you need to provide the following evidence to show that you have a case against your employer:
- 1. The discriminatory act against your employer;
- 2. That you are a member of the protected class;
- 3. That you did not violate any employment rules and regulations;
- 4. That despite your good work ethics you were either demoted, not promoted, not provided with the usual benefits or, worst terminated; and
- 5. The law where you base your claims.